Average Cost

Fees for cosmetic plastic surgery generally are paid prior to surgery. Oftentimes the consultation fee is deducted from the procedure. Costs vary widely and depend on the complexity of the operation, where the surgery takes place and which anesthetic is administered.

As a rule, cosmetic plastic surgery is considered “elective surgery” and is not covered by most insurance plans. Some operations that have a significant functional aspect – such as breast reduction, if the weight of your breasts causes pain or interferes with normal activities – may be considered reconstructive rather than cosmetic. Check with your plastic surgeon, who may recommend that your insurance company be contacted before surgery to determine whether coverage is available.

Never choose a doctor solely on the basis of lower cost. After checking for certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and membership in ASAPS, you should entrust your face or body to the plastic surgeon with whom you feel most comfortable.

Below you will find the average physician/surgeon fees for the most popular procedures in the US in 2019. These figures are for the specific procedures themselves, and exclude surgical facility, anesthesia, medical tests, prescriptions, garments and other costs related to surgery.

For more detailed information and statistics on procedure costs, see the Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank Statistics for 2019.

Buttock Augmentation (Implants only) $4,795
Buttock Lift $5,352
Liposuction $3,382
Lower Body Lift $7,768
Spider Vein Treatment - Sclerotherapy $400
Thigh lift $5,030
Tummy Tuck $6,137
Upper Arm Lift $4,6802
Breast Augmentation - Saline Implants $3,792
Breast Augmentation - Silicone Gel Implants $4,085
Breast Lift $4,970
Breast Reduction (women) $5,782
Gynecomastia (male breast reduction) $4,107
Head & Face
Brow Lift $3,545
Chin Augmentation $2,824
Ear Surgery $2,926
Eyelid Surgery $3,286
Facelift $7,821
Nose Surgery $5,344
Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox, Dysport) $379
Calcium Hydroxylapatite (Radiance) $705
Hyaluronic Acid (including Juvederm, Perlane/Restylane, Belotero, Prevelle, Elevess) $6251
Poly-L-Latic Acid (Sculptra) $850
Skin & Hair
Chemical Peel $716
IPL / Photorejuvenation $393
Laser Hair Removal $279
Laser Skin Resurfacing - Fractional $2,245